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Posts a propos de movement

BASEL 2009 - Bell & Ross Instrument BR01 Airborne

2009 mars 31

The case, in glass bead blasted steel with black 'carbon powder coating', measures 46mm. It has a sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 100 meters.

CORUM: Ti-Bridge - A contemporary line for a new era

2009 mars 27

CORUM raises the curtain on its classically elegant and resolutely contemporary Ti-Bridge model. This powerful and technical watch houses CORUM's second mechanical movement, the new Caliber CO 007.

Sneak Peak Pre Basel: New Corum Golden Bridge Titanium

2009 mars 24

Movement is the hand-wound Corum caliber CO113 with 19 jewels, beating at 28,800 bph and with a power reserve of 40 hours. It features a variable inertia balance adjustable by screws and hand-engraved plates and bridge done in 18kt rose gold.

Sneak Peak Pre Basel: New Alpina Extreme Tourbillon Regulator Manufacture

2009 mars 24

Here is another from the pre Basel information we're getting in. Alpina Extreme Tourbillon Regulator Manufacture. Limited to 18 pieces worldwide.

Sneak Peak Pre Basel: New Hamilton Khaki Base Collection

2009 mars 20

Here is a new model in the Khaki Collection. The case, in titanium PVD black or PVD bronze, measures 50mm. The crystal is sapphire and it is water resistant to 100 meters.

Size does matter

2008 novembre 19

Women are getting more and more into wearing a men's full size watches. It is extremely fashionable to wear a large high-end timepiece, the term a men's or women's watch is out the window. Bell & Ross has a new model that has elegance and beauty with the 39mm square size that is comfortable for either sex to appreciate.

New Corum Ltd Black Flag

2008 novembre 09

Corum has enlarged its iconic Admiral's Cup line with a new boldly designed model - the Challenge 48 Black Flag.

Still a good time to buy a watch

2008 octobre 17

In these economic times of uncertainty, there are exceptional watch brands that are comparable to those of the Haute Horlogerie. There are many watch brands that are at par as far as quality and style is concerned. Watches like Hamilton which are owned by the Swatch group, who also own the movements that are supplied to watch manufacturers around the world.

In-House Movements A Must? Nicolas Hayek Sends Wakeup Call to Swiss Watch Industry

2008 août 26

In 2004 the Swiss Competition Committee (Comco) vetoed ETA SA's decision to reduce their supply of movements to watch manufacturers outside of the Swatch Group (ETA's parent company). ETA intended to discontinue their supply of ebauches in 2006. Ebauches are unassembled, blank movements that companies like IWC, Panerai, and Breitling modify and finish to fit their watches. These modified mechanisms are named with proprietary calibers like the Breitling caliber 13, which started its life as an ETA Valjoux 7750.

What to do when water gets in your watch!

2008 août 20

Sometimes we get a little careless, especially when we're on vacation and everything is relaxed. On a nice hot sunny day, you decide to go for a refreshing swim, but you forget to check that your screw down crown is not properly screwed in. You do a couple laps, you notice that the timepiece is all fogged up, or has water inside the case.

Why a pre-owned watch is not used

2008 juillet 02

There is a large market for pre-owned or used watches. Some people think of a used watch as something that is dirty or has bad Karma. While this could be hard psychologically for some people, and would be impossible to sway, a pre-owned watch could be a great way to get that watch that you find unreachable financially. Sure someone owned it before you, but a pre-owned watch sold from a reputable dealer whom you can trust, usually goes through a process of making it new again, and offer a warranty just like buying a new piece.

Review: Roger Dubuis Easy Diver S.A.W 46mm

2008 juin 06

What Roger Dubuis has done in its relatively young existence, is to position itself amongst the industry's oldest, most luxurious, and best known manufacturers. Since the company was founded in 1995, it has been braking the mold that companies like Patek Philippe had implanted for super-high end watches. Roger Dubuis founder Carlos Dias' fixation with quality, functionality, and style is well represented by the S.A.W (Sport Activity Watch) collection.

Corum blog press release Admirals Cup Tourbillon 48

2008 mai 28

Wind, the power of waves and the genius of men able to harness them. CORUM has been part of the nautical universe since 1960, when the brand first created a collection entirely dedicated to sailing: the Admiral's Cup.

Cool new high end tourbillon from Corum

2008 mai 28

With its twelve-sided case exuding a definite sense of strength and its sophisticated lines, the Admiral's Cup collection has asserted itself as an icon among sports watches. Alongside the Romvlvs, Golden Bridge and Watchmaking Specialty collections, it is one of the four pillars on which the brand is grounded.

Motor vs Movement

2008 janvier 18

Motor: A car engine works only when the vehicle is running. Movement: A watch movement operates 24/24, 365 days a year (thus totalling 8,760 hours).